Saturday, 26 November 2016

08:47 – Rot in Hell, Fidel. Fidel Castro dead at 90. Too bad you didn’t die 90 years ago. Ah, well. At least Fidel has become a Good Commie.

Barbara is due back sometime this afternoon. She’ll have her car full of stuff, and a Christmas tree riding on top. She’s going to make a quick stop on her way home at one of the many Christmas tree places locally. The Sparta area is a major producer of Christmas trees. We’ve watched trucks loaded with literally thousands of them rolling south on US21, headed for who knows where. I suspect there are other trucks heading to all points of the compass.

I see that Jeff Bezos via the Washington Post is accusing many of the news sites I read regularly of being Russian propaganda mouthpieces who’ve all been doing their best to influence the election. Pot, meet kettle. The WP, along with the NYT, ABC/CBS/NBC/PBS/CNN/FOX and other mainstream media operations have done themselves untold damage over the course of the 2016 campaign. Before that, a significant minority of Americans disliked and mistrusted them. Now, that’s true of probably a majority of Americans. Man or woman, young or old, rich or poor, white or black, religious or not, most Americans now recognize the MSM as a propaganda organ for the progressives. Many of them approve, unfortunately, but the point is that now most understand that there’s no objectivity in the MSM. They’re making themselves increasingly useless to anyone, and among them I most definitely include FoxNews, which is no more conservative than the Democrat party or the GOP. They’re all progs, damn them to hell.


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13 Responses to Saturday, 26 November 2016

  1. Dave Hardy says:

    Good riddance to extremely bad rubbish, and yeah, rot in Hell, you commie piece of shit. The continuing problem is that his brother Raul is now in charge, former head of the Cuban secret police, you know, the organization that tortured and murdered dissidents for more than half a century. Watch as our politicians and celebs rush down for whatever funeral and the opportunity to kiss commie ass and make some big money.

    And yes, good riddance also to the dominance of the MSM all these decades; like newspapers, their time is just about up. Except for very localized/regional papers and radio, maybe also TV, like our community TV sites in Vermont.

    As for Xmas, we don’t put up a tree until maybe a week before, and we keep it up through Epiphany Sunday.

    Overcast with fog and rain drizzle again today; I’ll soon be peeling spuds and setting up the grill for our turkey. I did all the other stuff yesterday, that’s just how I roll.

  2. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    The mother of my first serious girlfriend in high school loved Christmas so much that she put up their tree around Thanksgiving and kept it up for months. People would drive past their house in April or whatever, see the tree in the window, and figure they had a kid due home from Viet Nam. I always worried that they’d end up having a fire because the tree had dried completely out.

  3. Dave Hardy says:

    “People would drive past their house in April or whatever, see the tree in the window, and figure they had a kid due home from Viet Nam.”

    I remember those days all too well, and my best friend’s neighbor’s kid was over there, three years ahead of us in school and then joined the Army. He came home once for leave because he was recovering from malaria, and they sent him back with that time uncredited and then he came home in a box. I went over a couple of years after that but made it back more or less OK; a few months later my whole family moved to Illinois.

  4. Greg Norton says:

    Growing up in Florida, I understood both sides of the argument. However, at this point, with “The Revolution” nearly kaput, Trump should look at lifting the embargo. I think he could make a more convincing case to the old timers in Miami than Cankles ever could. “It would be yuuuuge for business.”

    Cubans make world-class zombie comedy. We won a long time ago, way before Fidel assumed room temperature.

    http://www.juanofthedeadmovie.com/lang/en/

  5. Dave Hardy says:

    I’d like to see that flick but no info on where it might be found here in Gringo-Land, whether actual screenings or DVD availability.

    I’d lift all embargos and sanctions we have in place now and take it from there in regard to trade; we all operate on a level playing field with our own national sovereignty (yeah, what an archaic concept, eh?) and strategic interests coming first.

    Good for biz and good for peace, another archaic concept.

  6. Greg Norton says:

    Iā€™d like to see that flick but no info on where it might be found here in Gringo-Land, whether actual screenings or DVD availability.

    I bought my copy on Amazon, but I originally saw it in a theater in Portland back when we were sentenced to -er- lived across the river in Vantucky (Vancouver, WA).

    And, yes, watching zombie comedy in Portland is kinda redundant.

  7. Dave Hardy says:

    Oh, OK; I’ll check it out on AMZ. Thanks.

    You served a sentence in Vantucky and I served mine, a 3 1/2-year stretch in north-central New Joisey. I assume we both got time off for bad behavior.

    You wanna see some more zombie comedy, take a long stroll around Cambridge, MA and Hahvud Square. On the street almost all of them are glued to their pixels; we could walk around starkers carrying machine guns and no one would notice or care.

  8. paul says:

    Ordered mine! $9.99 on blu-ray plus tax. Prime is kind of handy. šŸ™‚

  9. Ed says:

    First big storm front of the year just arriving in the high desert here.

    Apropos of that, I just unpacked some batteries from an old earthquake kit in the garage. I have pictures of the identical kit I made for my father from mid-2007, so I’d guess kit assembly was in 2006. The batteries were Duracell C, with an expiration date of March 2012.

    Deader than a door nail.

  10. Spook says:

    “”Iā€™d guess kit assembly was in 2006. The batteries were Duracell C, with an expiration date of March 2012.

    Deader than a door nail. “”

    I have learned to pack batteries in small plastic bags, about two per bag, so the whole lot does not end up covered in (alkaline?) leakage.
    Never ever store any device with batteries in it!

  11. Ray Thompson says:

    Deader than a door nail.

    Store Lithium AA batteries. If you need C size use an adapter.

  12. brad says:

    I think it was on Popehat that someone asked: “What are they celebrating?”. After all, the guy lived to a ripe old age and died in bed. In other words, he won. Of course, the US embargo of Cuba was as dumb as dirt – otherwise, social pressure might have conquered Cuba decades ago.

  13. Dave Hardy says:

    “In other words, he won. Of course, the US embargo of Cuba was as dumb as dirt ā€“ otherwise, social pressure might have conquered Cuba decades ago.”

    He “won” on earth in the sense that he had a privileged position of power and was feted and celebrated by leftist scum all over the world for decades, but was loathed, hated and despised by the exiles and by increasing numbers of Cubans at home. But he lost big-time when he was welcomed the other day by Hugo Chavez, Mao, Stalin, Lenin, et. al. and saw what he was in for, eternally.

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